Bolette in Zadar, Croatia
Bolette in Zadar, Croatia

Welcome to The Bridge

Welcome to The Bridge, your round-up of the news and highlights from another exciting week in the world of Fred. Olsen.

Before we talk about cruising, this is the perfect opportunity to congratulate the wonderful Lionesses on their fantastic Euro 2022 win! 

Noemi Doward, Future Cruise Manager, Balmoral out on deck

Welcome back on board Noemi

Those of you who’ve sailed on board Balmoral in recent weeks may have recognised a familiar face… or even voice. The Lovely Noemi, after many years at the Suffolk office as part of our Guest Services Team, has returned to the seas! This time it’s as your Future Cruise Manager. Noemi began her career on board the much-loved Black Prince 25 years ago as Junior Reception Officer, before taking some time out ashore to have her family. Now that her children are grown up, Noemi is following her wanderlust once more, and will be delighted to chat to you about any future cruises you may be considering.

  We’ve even managed to find a sneaky pic from her early years too - we're sure she hasn't aged a bit!

Scenic sailing of Prins Cristiansund, Iceland

Iceland’s Display for our Guests

Expertly crafted by our Journey Planners to take full advantage of the warmer months, Borealis’ current cruise to Iceland and Greenland has encountered some incredible scenery. Guests on board – along with our nature-loving on board photographers – were on deck to capture the scenic sailing of Prins Cristiansund, and experience an example of Mother Nature's work at its finest. This spectacular waterway only opens up in the summer when huge icy blockades melt away. Borealis was able to get close enough to the glacier that it almost felt within touching distance - giving our guests the opportunity to really enjoy the joy of the journey on this spectacular Iceland and Greenland cruise.

 
Noemi Doward, Future Cruise Manager, Balmoral out on deck

Welcome back on board Noemi

Those of you who’ve sailed on board Balmoral in recent weeks may have recognised a familiar face… or even voice. The Lovely Noemi, after many years at the Suffolk office as part of our Guest Services Team, has returned to the seas! This time it’s as your Future Cruise Manager. Noemi began her career on board the much-loved Black Prince 25 years ago as Junior Reception Officer, before taking some time out ashore to have her family. Now that her children are grown up, Noemi is following her wanderlust once more, and will be delighted to chat to you about any future cruises you may be considering.

  We’ve even managed to find a sneaky pic from her early years too - we're sure she hasn't aged a bit!

Scenic sailing of Prins Cristiansund, Iceland

Iceland’s Display for our Guests

Expertly crafted by our Journey Planners to take full advantage of the warmer months, Borealis’ current cruise to Iceland and Greenland has encountered some incredible scenery. Guests on board – along with our nature-loving on board photographers – were on deck to capture the scenic sailing of Prins Cristiansund, and experience an example of Mother Nature's work at its finest. This spectacular waterway only opens up in the summer when huge icy blockades melt away. Borealis was able to get close enough to the glacier that it almost felt within touching distance - giving our guests the opportunity to really enjoy the joy of the journey on this spectacular Iceland and Greenland cruise.

Indian chickpea and poached egg

Chickpeas helping our sustainability

At Fred. Olsen, we’re always looking to do our bit for the world’s sustainability, so as part of a new series, our talented on-board Chefs will share a weekly meat-free recipe for us all to try at home. This week, we have a lovely dish – Indian chickpeas with poached eggs. Our team at the Suffolk office have already sampled it, and it’s delicious!

With many dishes on board being meat-free, there are plenty of mouth-watering options to choose from, including those for guests who require vegan or gluten free meals, and any allergies are also catered for.

Why not try it out yourself - we've included the recipe for you below? 

Bolette Sorrento, Italy

Bolette's recent call to Sorrento

We love seeing pictures from our guests’ travels around the world on board our smaller sized cruise ships.

On Bolette’s recent sailing around the romantic Amalfi coast we caught a few lovely snap shots of Sorrento. After sharing these on our Facebook page, one guest commented: “We are on board at the moment and it is even better than the pictures”. We couldn't agree more, with its glorious blue waters and framed by soaring mountains, it's not to be missed; and of course guests will have been able to see Mount Vesuvius across the Bay of Naples, too! 

A cruise to the Amalfi Coast is definitely a must-do, so why not join us in May next year?

Indian chickpea and poached egg

Chickpeas helping our sustainability

At Fred. Olsen, we’re always looking to do our bit for the world’s sustainability, so as part of a new series, our talented on-board Chefs will share a weekly meat-free recipe for us all to try at home. This week, we have a lovely dish – Indian chickpeas with poached eggs. Our team at the Suffolk office have already sampled it, and it’s delicious!

With many dishes on board being meat-free, there are plenty of mouth-watering options to choose from, including those for guests who require vegan or gluten free meals, and any allergies are also catered for.

Why not try it out yourself - we've included the recipe for you below? 

Bolette Sorrento, Italy

Bolette's recent call to Sorrento

We love seeing pictures from our guests’ travels around the world on board our smaller sized cruise ships. On Bolette’s recent sailing around the romantic Amalfi coast we caught a few lovely snap shots of Sorrento. After sharing these on our Facebook page, one guest commented: “We are on board at the moment and it is even better than the pictures”. We couldn't agree more, with its glorious blue waters and framed by soaring mountains, it's not to be missed; and of course guests will have been able to see Mount Vesuvius across the Bay of Naples, too! 

A cruise to the Amalfi Coast is definitely a must-do, so why not join us in May next year?

 

Explore Greece & the Adriatic

Why Greece is so much than just Athens and the Acropolis. Why remarkable fjords aren’t only found in Norway. And why Croatia’s second capital tells so much about the country’s coastal history. Exploring Greece and the Adriatic this September, aboard Balmoral, guests will be able to really delve into fascinating historical and cultural cities, while also appreciating the peacefulness of the stunning Bay of Kotor. This UNESCO-listed natural fjord boasts glassy waters and spectacular mountains - perfect for photography opportunities.

Our fantastic team have written an article on this pretty, and diverse, part of the world - take a look and join us on this superb Fred. Olsen Cruise next month.

A journey of a lifetime

Why Greece is so much than just Athens and the Acropolis. Why remarkable fjords aren’t only found in Norway. And why Croatia’s second capital tells so much about the country’s coastal history. Exploring Greece and the Adriatic this September, aboard Balmoral, guests will be able to really delve into fascinating historical and cultural cities, while also appreciating the peacefulness of the stunning Bay of Kotor. This UNESCO-listed natural fjord boasts glassy waters and spectacular mountains - perfect for photography opportunities.

Our fantastic team have written an article on this pretty, and diverse, part of the world - take a look and join us on this superb Fred. Olsen Cruise next month.

Explore the world with our hand-crafted itineraries

While we’re in the midst of the summer holiday period and a getaway might be on your mind, we have plenty of hand-crafted No-Fly cruises this year and next that may tempt you. Whether you’re looking to go in search of natural wonders and wildlife in Iceland, soak up warmer climes in the Canary Islands, seek out the Northern Lights or embark on a European city adventure, you’re sure to find the ideal Fred. Olsen cruise for you. Right now, you can enjoy special savings, with prices starting from as little as £399 per person.

Explore the world with our hand-crafted itineraries

While we’re in the midst of the summer holiday period and a getaway might be on your mind, we have plenty of hand-crafted No-Fly cruises this year and next that may tempt you. Whether you’re looking to go in search of natural wonders and wildlife in Iceland, soak up warmer climes in the Canary Islands, seek out the Northern Lights or embark on a European city adventure, you’re sure to find the ideal Fred. Olsen cruise for you. Right now, you can enjoy special savings, with prices starting from as little as £399 per person.

Balmoral in Lisbon

This week's cruise news

This week, we welcome Noemi back on board Balmoral, so be sure to pop along and see our newest Future Cruise Manager, take a look at stunning photos of our current cruise to Iceland on Borealis, cook our delicious meat-free meal with us, reminisce on Bolette's recent call to Sorrento in Italy, and explore Greece and the Adriatic with us this September.

Click here to follow our story on Facebook >

Balmoral in Lisbon

This week's cruise news

This week, we welcome Noemi back on board Balmoral, so be sure to pop along and see our newest Future Cruise Manager, take a look at stunning photos of our current cruise to Iceland on Borealis, cook our delicious meat-free meal with us, reminisce on Bolette's recent call to Sorrento in Italy, and explore Greece and the Adriatic with us this September.

Click here to follow our story on Facebook >

Fred. Olsen ship Braemar sailing at dusk

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